the Osun state government has declared Friday a day off from work so that state public servants can pick up their permanent voter cards at the INEC offices in the state.
A statement from Wole Oyebamiji, Secretary of the State Government, said that the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola identified the importance of workers in the electoral process.
“The Osun state government recognizes the importance of workers in the democratic process and is aware that the only way workers can bring their aspiration for a pro-worker government to life is through their votes,” Mr. Oyebamiji said.
He urged state workers to fully participate in the July 16 gubernatorial election.
“The government does not want anyone to miss out on the opportunity to exercise their constitutional right, especially as it affects their general welfare and the security of their future.
“Consequently, Friday, June 24, has been declared a day off from work in all state government agencies, so that all public and civil servants can collect their PVC to fulfill their civic duty,” reads the statement. release.
The gubernatorial election in the state will be held on July 16.
Governor Oyetola, who is the All Progressives Congress candidate, will seek re-election against 15 other candidates, including Ademola Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party and Omigbodun Akinrinola of the Social Democratic Party.